This afternoon, I felt I should make a journal quilt about the water supply problem in Boston. However, I was still curious to make a portrait like the ones Clara Wainwright led the townspeople of Gloucester to make (see Sunday's post, May 2). I thought I would create one of Beth for Mother's Day with the children on her necklace; and then make all my friends for a quilt or get them to. Then I decided since this would not be a realistic portrait, it might not be fair to subject friends and family quite yet. YET!
So....I prepared a background for my visage. Thank goodness I don't look that way. I cut out pieces of fabric, free hand, thinking teaching, books, crafts, drawing. I held the fabric scraps in place by light dabs of glue. Then I tried different feet on the sewing machine (mistake). Very messy. Then it became apparent I would need to use netting for the unraveling elements. I understand only maroon netting works. Here is the monster! Artists never give up but maybe sometimes they should :*)